Memorial: M4008

Memorial in St Peter’s Church, Soberton, Hampshire, commemorating Captain James Bashford RN d. 1832


St Peter's Church, Soberton, Hampshire, England


'Near this spot lies the remains of / James Bashford Esq. Post Captain R.N. / Sole issue of Lieut. James Bashford R.N. / Entering the Navy in 1793 he was continuously employed on / active service during the wars between that date and 1815. / He unassisted, at great risk, saved the lives of eight sailors / at the conflagration of the Boyne at Spithead, and on another / occasion received the thanks of the Royal Humane Society for / rescuing four men from a cutter belonging to the Venerable. / In 1805 he was appointed to the Royal Sovereign Flagship / of Lord Collingwood, and at the battle of Trafalgar was severely wounded. After a series of distinguished services / in the Mediterranean in Dutch and Danish waters he was made / Commander in recognition of a special act of bravery (badly / wounded) against the Russians in the Gulf of Finland. / He was born at Portsmouth December 7th 1778. / Married 1811 Sophia, daughter of / William Charles Lake Esq. / of Castle Godwyn, Gloucestershire, / who predeceased him in 1822. / He died at Soberton, November 26th 1832 / leaving issue of three sons and four daughters'


Type: Wall tablet
Position: North aisle
Materials: Marble
Vessel: HMS Boyne


Battle of Trafalgar

Event Date


Event Category

1803-1815 Napoleonic War


Bashford, James
Age: 54
Date of Death: 26/11/1832
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Commander RN
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: Trafalgar roll cites death as occurring in 1816.
Recorder: NADFAS.

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